This appears to be an issue with just this one project, but I have no idea why they have become greyed out. The table option under the Format menu will be grayed out until you actually insert your table. I cannot select it. Some community members might have badges that indicate their identity or level of participation in a community. Regardless of the size of your document, using a table of contents can direct the reader to exactly where they need to be. Yup - I'm honest. After that it can be converted to a table as suggested. Viking said, "All of the Book templates are Page Layout documents which have no body text, and depend on Text boxes to hold placeholder text. Itâs like a table of contents, but itâs a table of anything to which you can add a caption. The "Disable Commands" GPO is disabled as well. This reply will now display in the answers section. Microsoft Office Forums - View Single Post - [Solved] I can't insert a Table of Contents in Word 2010, the tab is greyed out. To me, placeholder text seemed to appear the same as body text. Before we begin, lets try to sort out a linguistic mess. Community content may not be verified or up-to-date. It has TOCs but when I go to layout menu to update them (after selecting the TOC text frame), "Update Table of Contents" menu is greyed out. The table option under the Format menu will be grayed out until you actually insert your table. Feb 23, 2019 12:23 PM in response to jayzeebe I'm writing a large document in Word and I am displaying well over 20 different tables. Your notifications are currently off and you won't receive subscription updates. In fact, the âHeadingsâ option is greyed out/disabled because there are no outline levels in the document. â¢ The file is not shared or protected. This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. For previous posts in my #Microsoft365Challenge goâ¦ More Feb 23, 2019 7:38 PM in response to jayzeebe #Microsoft365 â Inserting a Table of Contents in #MSWord is one of the easiest ways to make your documents look super professional. I am trying to insert a table of contents into a Blank Book pages template measuring 14.22 x 10.67. We found the following personal information in your message: This information will be visible to anyone who visits or subscribes to notifications for this post. Apple may provide or recommend responses as a possible solution based on the information provided; every potential issue may involve several factors not detailed in the conversations captured in an electronic forum and Apple can therefore provide no guarantee as to the efficacy of any proposed solutions on the community forums. Can you modify the Page size or orientation, or both to match the paper size and orientation you want to use? Perhaps if you provided the missing details of 'what you are doing', Viking would be able to determine what you are missing. text/html 12/11/2017 6:37:39 PM VinnyCThatWhoIBe 2. I have created the Title and headers. Let me build a little on Andrew's approach. â¢ The worksheets are not grouped. Discussion forum on Microsoft office software such as Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Project. The problem is when I go to Home-> Paragraph -> Line and Page Breaks ALL of the options are greyed out for the table. ... apologies. Question: table â a grid of boxes or cells placed in a Word document from Insert | Table. In response to Barry. Post is disrespectful, about third party products or contains unrelated content or personal information. If you want to create a table in Sheets, please post a new question in the help forum: I just stumbled in this same problem and what I did first was to search first for solutions then I realized that there are no solutions yet. I tried changing the text highlight color and that still dosent change it. Hi folks - I have been sent an application form in Word which when printed out tends to lose some text in the pre-set fields. I thought Iâd just try updating one of these cross-referenced fields, but when I selected it and right-clicked, Update Field was grayed out (greyed out). VikingOSX, Feb 23, 2019 6:27 AM in response to jayzeebe, Feb 23, 2019 11:29 AM in response to VikingOSX, Feb 23, 2019 12:23 PM in response to jayzeebe, Feb 23, 2019 1:19 PM in response to VikingOSX, Feb 23, 2019 1:22 PM in response to jayzeebe, Feb 23, 2019 4:44 PM in response to jayzeebe, Feb 23, 2019 5:10 PM in response to VikingOSX, Feb 23, 2019 7:34 PM in response to jayzeebe, Feb 23, 2019 7:38 PM in response to jayzeebe, Feb 23, 2019 8:46 PM in response to Barry, Feb 23, 2019 10:08 PM in response to jayzeebe. Why and how do I fix it? Post contains harassment, hate speech, impersonation, nudity; malicious, illegal, sexually explicit or commercial content. But why wasnât the cross-reference showing as 3 instead of 3.0? I'd like to include a table of contents. After you have created a table of contents in Word, you can customize the way it appears. Also just tested this. In WORD 2010 I have headings set to style "Heading 2" when go into: references > insert index > the table of contents (TOC) is greyed out (along with the other 2 tabs) How to enable the TOC so its not greyed out? In response to VikingOSX. Customizing your table of contents applies your preferences to your existing table. Step 5. It's also one of the only things I know how to do in Word. However the menu option is greyed out. You'll receive email notifications for new posts at. I have created the Title and headers. In response to jayzeebe. To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question. I obviously want to keep a table to a page completely. No sarcasm intended. The table can then be copied to Excel. Completely unnecessary. Encrypt contents to secure data greyed out in Windows 10/8/8.1/7 is no longer an issue with the help of AOMEI Backupper. Your table of contents will still be there. That has been addressed: TOCs can be created automatically only for documents containing text in the Document Body. 2. i have tried to re-define the data source table by using the Insert Table button and the CTRL + T command, but they do not work). Feb 23, 2019 10:08 PM in response to jayzeebe The non-blank, Book templates have paragraph styles that can generate ToC. You will lose what you have written so far. To add a table to a document, go to Insert > Table and select the number of rows and columns you need. Feb 23, 2019 1:22 PM in response to jayzeebe The third option When you âupdate entire table', everything that has the style Heading 1 or 2 on it will show up in the table. I tried a non-blank template, I tried a blank template and I even tried to create my own. Can you address the issue that whether I use a page layout or word processing document... whether I use a book template or a blank page... whether I select inside a text box or not... That means, I cannot select ANY of the keys to add a TOC. Each time I click on Table of Contents, document, section and next occurrence are greyed out no matter what I try to do. "Can you address the issue that whether I use a page layout or word processing document...". This will remove the reply from the Answers section. I would love to know what you are doing that I am not doing. The text was preformatted. Table â a list of captions etc within a document e.g. ï»¿ï»¿ï»¿I am trying to update the skin for my Captivate 6 project, but all of the options are greyed out no matter which skin template I select. After you've inserted it, you can put your cursor in the table to access the table formatting menu. I am trying to insert a table of contents into a Blank Book pages template measuring 14.22 x 10.67. In response to jayzeebe, JZB wrote: "I would love to know what you are doing that I am not doing.". Iâve scoured the internet for a solution and have tried everything below. There is no table option under insert. The text was preformatted. You don't have to even close the tab. In response to VikingOSX. Our automated system analyzes the replies to choose the one that's most likely to answer the question. Simply click the Open in Word link to the right of the main menu bar. All of the Book templates are Page Layout documents which have no body text, and depend on Text boxes to hold placeholder text. We'll get back to you only if we require additional details or have more information to share. A table of figures is a list, sorted by page number, of the captions pulled from figures, images, or tables in your document. It would be convenient if Viking were standing behind you, looking over your shoulder, and could see your screen and your keystrokes. Hi Excel Forum, I am trying to add a table to a chart Iâve created, but the option is greyed out as is pivot table. Choose Insert - Indexes and Tables - Indexes and Tables, and then click the Index/Table tab. In response to jayzeebe. I am trying to create a table in Docs but it is grayed out. The devil's often in the details, and if the OP doesn't provide the details, it's just a guessing game at this end. You'll need to do this if you've changed wording in Heading 1 or 2 titles in particular. 3. The blank Book template has minimal paragraph styles, but if you use these, or new ones of your own creation, you will be able to select Table of Contents from the Insert menu. fields with information and headings supplied as part of the form) cannot be selected for editing - all options are greyed out. We're committed to dealing with such abuse according to the laws in your country of residence. Michiel, The reason that everything having to do with TOC is grayed out for your document is that you began with a Page Layout template, as far as I can tell from your description. Your screen shot is from Google Sheets. I have Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac and all my tables of contents and page numbers in documents all i create are highlighted in grey for some reason and i cant remove it. Two Tables in Word. I received an InDesign book from a client (InDesign CS). To me, they look the same but now I am clear they operate differently. I want to make a landscape book with the measurements listed above. What has finally made sense to me is that a word processing document has a text box and a page layout document also has a tex box. Looks like no one’s replied in a while. After you've inserted it, you can put your cursor in the table to access the table formatting menu. Q: The original poster inquired about Google Docs. My Word skills suck, but I'm getting better at it. When you click the link a pop-up will appear letting you know it is being opened on your desktop and you can resume editing when you're finished. Use âupdate entire table' if you want Word to regenerate the Table. Viking, I apologize that I didn't understand the difference between placeholder text vs body text inside a text box related to a page layout vs word processing document. Is there a simple step-by-step guide to creating an index or table of contents for a plain and unformatted .odt document? Are you sure you want to continue? All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the. Comment. The "Office Intelligent Services" option doesn't seem to exist anywhere. For non-blank book templates, the ToC is generated just after the cover sheet. This option no longer is shown. Although to a limited extent, you can apply existing and new paragraph styles to the Text box content, you cannot generate a Table of Contents from that Text box content.". Barry, I am going to overlook that it seems like your response reads a bit on the sarcastic side. In response to jayzeebe. Or you could convert to a csv file, which can be opened directly with Access. I am not collaborating or have my document in iCloud. Monday, December 11, 2017 5:49 PM. â¢ I have not selected multiple worksheets. Word has two features both called âtablesâ. Weâve heard from readers who canât understand why their document with a nice Table of Contents canât create a PDF bookmark âtreeâ (similar to Wordâs Navigation Pane). MacBook Pro 13", In addition to making the document more reader-friendly, a table of contents also makes it easier for the author to go back and add or remove content if necessary. I just did that. Less, User profile for user: I believe the Modify Button being greyed out for Formal TOC format is by design and not a bug. To apply heading styles, select the particular style from the âHomeâ tab. Click in your document where you want to create the table of contents. In response to jayzeebe, "Barry, I am going to overlook that it seems like your response reads a bit on the sarcastic side. Page Layout documents do not contain a Document Body. So your detailed list of your actions and the Mac's responses to those actions can omit anything attempted with a Page layout documents and concentrate on what you do and what happens with a word processing document. That option isn't available in Sheets. There isn't an option to save but I created the sheet straight from google drive. Failed to attach file, click here to try again. I've created a (page-) template from scratch. Discard post? Completely unnecessary.". Just pointing out something that gets overlooked by many people posting questions here—we can't see what you see. You can generate a table of contents in a Portrait or Landscape word processing document — because there is body text to work on, and apply paragraph styles too. Table of Contents, Table of Figures etc. As I noted above, this thread and the original poster's question is regarding Google. By default, Word generates a table of contents using the first three built-in heading styles (Heading 1, Heading 2, and Heading 3). Feb 23, 2019 11:29 AM in response to VikingOSX Due to the size of these tables, they inevitably end up being divided across pages. I meant to say... No matter what I try, unless I use a vertical "textbook" template, I cannot get the TOC buttons to un-gray. Sign in to vote. (For some reason the pivot tables will not refresh properly and I am trying to find out why. jayzeebe, Table of Contents Greyed Out Pages Version 7.3, User profile for user: To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question. Feb 23, 2019 8:46 PM in response to Barry Like Andrew, I would use Word to manipulate the text. To add to Terry's comments ... "Remove a table of contents" (which I don't no why since I am not supposed to have a table of contents in document, but I have the option. Do the TOC controls remain useable after those modifications? Feb 23, 2019 4:44 PM in response to jayzeebe Suggestions are welcome. In response to jayzeebe, JZB wrote: "…unless I use a vertical "textbook" template, I cannot get the TOC buttons to un-gray.".